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murdoch's life, he says, but then he went on to say he does not accept blame for the hacking scandal and then he was hit by a pie in the face. then his wife struck the attacker. a wild day in the scandal consuming his media empire. >>> what do you want? that group of people in washington mulling over a new plan to avoid economic armageddon, that's onene thing. tonight, in our nbc news poll, what the voters want to see come out of it. >>> it's hot and getting hotter for millions tonight. what's behind the dynamic they're calling the "heat dome." >>> and making a difference, by honoring americans who never should have been forgotten. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. while rupert murdoch is an american citizen, the head of a media empire that is well known and widely watched here, the current scandal involving his company is mostly unraveling in great britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and former employee faced members of
, rupert murdoch. nbc's martin fletcher has the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up, and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america after what he called the most humble day of his live. >> order. >> reporter: leaving behind uporder at parliament's emergency session. where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy coulson, the former editor of "news of the world." >> with 20/20 hindsight i would not have offered him the job and i expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> reporter: coulson resigned in january and was arrested two weeks ago in the phone hacking scandal. it's engulfing the media and the police. cameron is accused of being too cozy with news executives, two dozen meetings in less than two years. he came out fighting. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch -- >> you might say that the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict in britain is
after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simply no way to escape. how long will all this last? we'll check in with al roker on that in just a moment. >>> then we're goi
. kristin dahlgren, thank you. >>> rupert murdoch is feeling the financial and political fallout from a phone-hacking scandal that rocked his media empire. giving into pressure from england's parliament, murdoch dropped his $12 billion bid for a full paid tv network. and new this morning the former executive editor of the defunct tabloid "news of the world" has been arrested. the ninth arrest resulting from police investigations into phone hacking and bribery of police officers. the scandal now spans at least two continents but the u.s. congressman peter king chairman of the homeland security committee calling for the fbi to find out if murdoch's news corp tried to illegally obtain phone records of 9/11 victims. >>> authorities in india are still searching for the culprits behind wednesday's deadly bombings that left at least 18 people dead and 133 more injured. residents are still shaken up after coordinated explosions that rocked three separate neighborhoods in mumbai happened during rush hour on wednesday. the attacks came just months after india resumed peace talks with pakistan.
, the after the hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. >>> and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting
. >>> news corp.'s rupert murdoch is back in the headlines as the phone scandal widens. martin fletcher has the latest now from london. martin? >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. after the high drama of the past week here, today british police, mediaia, government are all licking their wounds, asking who knew what and when while rupert murdoch is assessing damage to his empire. murdoch looked happy to be home after the grilling by british parliament members. >> welcome home. >> nice left, wendi. nice left. >> the slap heard across the world. as of britain's parliament, the result to get to the bottom. phone hacking scandal, they have a summer recess until september 5, but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effect on news corp. are difficult to see. mistakes were clearly made. it's cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: and it may cost more. calpers, the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp., for their support, too, from a bigger outside investor, prince al walal who says the company remains a valuable and long-term investment.
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